Romanell Martin

December 14, 1949 - August 2, 2021

Romanell Martin, 71, of China, died Monday, August 2, 2021. She was born on December 14, 1949, to Hazel Richard Thibodeaux and Alton Thibodeaux, in Sunset, Louisiana. Romanell loved to shop and travel.

Survivors include her husband, David Martin; daughters, Monica Pungello and her husband, Rob, of Santa Barbara, California and Erica Ainsworth and her husband, Stacey, of China; “bonus children”, Chris Stagg and her husband, Cory, of Lafayette, Louisiana; Michelle Anderson and her husband, George, of New Braunfels; and Brad Martin and his wife, Kristi, of Houston; sister, Marie Thibodeaux of China; brother, Ronald Thibodeaux and his wife, Janice, of Beaumont; sister, Henrietta Harris and her husband, Jimmie, of Beaumont; and brother, Steven Thibodeaux and his wife, Nicole, of China; grandchildren, Hunter Malan and his wife, Natsumi; Alek Neal and his wife, Alee; Cameron Ainsworth and his wife, Alie; Taylor Stagg; Phillip McCurry; Clare Stagg; Ashley Anderson; Meagan Anderson; Zack Martin; and Kaleb Martin; and great-grandchildren, Kai Malan, Sola Malan, and Emma Ainsworth.

She is preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Tyler McNeil.

A Rosary for Mrs. Martin will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 245 West Highway 90, China. Her interment will follow at China Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

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Colleen Manuel Sanders

I’m so sorry y’all. Praying for your family during this heartbreaking time and also for comfort in the days to follow.


Will always remember her for her fun loving spirit and great smile.. Also , her great love of family.

Aimee Thibodeaux

One of the sweetest women I have ever met. Always had a smile on her face. You will be missed cousin. Fly high.

Genevieve Baxter

So sorry for y'all's loss. She was a sweet person. My heart goes out to the family.

Lelia Jannise

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family.. You all are in my prayers.

Paul & Cindy Skinner

We are so sorry to hear of Romanell’s passing. We loved Romanell and her family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Romanell made the best dressing every Thanksgiving. I have tried to copy her recipe but haven’t quite mastered Romanell’s dressing. We love you all!!

Vickie Duke

Marie I am so sorry for your loss. Your sister was such a blessing to many. I know Mother (Hazel Hurlburt) and Romanell are rejoicing in Heaven. Ptayers for peace and strength in the days to come.

Lisa L Doguet

We are so sorry for Romanell's passing, our thoughts are prayers are with Ronald, Marie, Henrietta, and Steven's families. She always had a huge smile on her face, any time we saw her! That smile will certainly be missed!!!!